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>>> developing right now on "early today," hurricane sandy is already having a major impact on the atlantic coast as well as air travelers across the east coast. >>> the storm is drastically changing president obama and mitt romney's campaign plans with just eight days before america votes. >>> and the san francisco giants are 2012 world series champions. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. hurricane sandy is bearing down on the east coast. 60 million people are bracing for impact across the northeast with waves growing ever more ominous overnight. and the threat of storm surges anywhere from four to 11 feet high. this is the scene about 100 miles north of boston. hundreds of thousands have been told to evacuate in coastal areas all the way into new england. the mid-atlantic is already dealing with flooding from a storm that has claimed 65 lives in the caribbean and has the potential to paralyze new york and other big cities. >>> this morning, president obama signed three emergency declarations for connecticut, and
, hurricane sandy will come ashore, bringing some of the most dangerous conditions seen in decades. >> this morning, major east coast cities are literally shut down, and coastal communities have already been evacuated. it is monday, october 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> usually we say good morning. but it doesn't seem appropriate on this monday. all eyes on sandy, what's going to be a very tough probably 36 to 72 hours for millions of folks along the east coast. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. hurricane sandy is a 900-mile superstorm expected to make landfall in new jersey tonight. 900 miles. just think of a 900-mile-wide wing span. >> i know. from cloud to cloud. that's a massive storm. this morning, of course, complete coverage of hurricane sandy, the forecast, the storm's track and very important, tips to help you and your family stay safe. also, new york city, like several other cities up and down the east coast, is all but shut down. scenes we don't see here a lot. just subway stations empty. times square empt
first". the entire northeast including major cities from washington to boston bracing for sandy. it is a monster storm. it is projected to bring life threatening storm surges with hurricane force winds and even heavy snow to some parts of west virginia. in the meantime sandy has shut down some airlines mountain transit into the new york area. the new york stock exchange stools a schools and banks as w. >> we have live team coverage for you. peter doocy sis live in delawar. mriz bette pran in the outer banks of north carolina. first we start with maria molina for the latest on sandy's path. where is sandy now? >> it is more than 300 miles away from the new york city areas to the south and southeast. we have an update from the national hurricane center. hurricane center moves through the storm and found out sandy has further intensified. the pressure dropped more and incredibly low out across the latitudes. maximum sustained winds stronger as well at 85 miles per hour. sandy is forecast to continue to strengthen and becoming post tropical system or extra tropical system that is no
. >>> sandy's aftermath. dozens dead. millions without power. billions of dollars in damage. storm is gone but its effects linger. >> hip get it all together. all right? i promise. i promise. you're is going to be okay. >> the process of cleaning up begins as residents along the battered coast try to get their lives back to normal. >> we feel for everybody here because we are everybody here. >> sandy muting the presidential race, the candidates campaign in the final days to the election. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 1, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. recovery is slow going for millions of people affected by sandy and the superstorm is not done yet. storm remnants triggered flood watch warnings from northern new england and mid-atlantic states. winter storm warnings for central appalachians and flooding advisories across the lower great lakes. 74 people have been killed by the mega storm at one point. 60 million people were without power. it's fallen to 40 million people. and back up batteries and generate ors are failing
>> stay with us. >> for more on the latest on sandy. >>> breaking overnight, the perfect storm. the east coast takes a direct hit from sandy. >> the deadly superstorm, knocking out power to millions. crippling new york city with a wall of water and a massive power outage. >> overnight, hospitals evacuated. a damaged crane dangling 90 stories up. what a long night it's been. and daylight will reveal so much more. a special edition of "america this morning," the perfect storm, begins right now. >>> and good morning, everyone. we begin straight away this morning with the very latest on sandy. a historic storm in so many ways. more than a dozen deaths are being blamed on sandy right now. and that number is likely to rise. >> some 5 million people are without power so far, from all along the eastern seaboard. even into the midwest. today, also, stock markets will be closed again for a second-straight day. a continuation of their first unplanned shutdown since the 9/11 attacks. >>> and at this hour, there is breaking news from queens, new york, where as many as 50 homes have been des
is keeping up with sandy. again, water levels 2 to 3 feet above normal. sea witch festivals have been canceled. the mandatory evacuation in place for anybody tt is within 3/4 mile of the beach and delaware bay. you have mandatory evacuations in place until 8:00 this evening. we cannot remind you enough about the severity of the situation and for you to go out and buy supplies if you have not already done so and prepare to begin leaving the coastal region. we still spotted some people out here this morning, trying to take pictures, coming out for morning jogs and just taking a glimpse at mother nature. >> we came down for the weekend and got here on friday and heard, you know, sandy and everything. we're still going to go. took a chance and we're leaving now, we're heading back. right now, you know, pennsylvania, they're saying they're in a state of emergency and all that. we're going to take our chances, hope we get back safely. >> we've also got to mention we are anticipating a full moon tonight, which is going to make for even higher water conditions. look at this. just inching in,
and expecting two to three feet by wednesday morning. this is post tropical cyclone sandy. it did make landfall near atlantic city earlier this evening. you see the bands of rain continuing to move in. right now i sti is still windy n atlantic city. peak wind gusts to 46 miles an york and the battery in actually peak water level was 13.88 feet. that is all-time record. this system will continue to work its way up to the northwest and to the north, but the effects of it in the form of rain and snow will continue all the way through wednesday, possibly even beyond. we have rain coming to the bay area. i'll be back with live doppler 7-hd. >> carolyn: members of the california national guard are headed east. 88 troops took off in transport planes at moffett field. they will report to north carolina and be knriopd in there. red cross has cancelled hundred blood drives on the east coast and to help make up for the blood loss there are several blood drives taking place here this week. we'll let you know where to go on our website. >> dan: the storm is massive. as a result. thousands of flights were ca
we started at 4:00 on the east coast. join us tomorrow morning as sandy makes landfall. >> remember, we want you to be a part of our time. share the pictures with us. letteryoureport at foxnews.com. you report at fox news.com. send us your pictures and stay safe. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". >> gretchen: good morning, everyone. special coverage for the hurricane, hurricane sandy, size and scope unprecedented and the hurricane wreaking havoc. good morning, it is monday and october 29th. >> steve: meanwhile, we'll take you live to delaware. waves expected to reach heights of 20 feet. >> brian: check this out. looks like snow. it is it sea foam blanketing the shore in north carolina . >> steve: pretty but deadly . we have live teem coverage on the coast. peter doocy in delaware and fox news meterologist maria molina is in the weather center. we'll start there and get the latest on sandy. >> good morning, everyone. sandy has continued to strengthen. hurricane hunters flying through the storm and found that the minimum central pressure lowered 596 milibar accident it is breaking records i
, everyone. special coverage for the hurricane, hurricane sandy, size and scope unprecedented and the hurricane wreaking havoc. good morning, it is monday and october 29th. >> steve: meanwhile, we'll take you live to delaware. waves expected to reach heights of 20 feet. >> brian: check this out. looks like snow. it is it sea foam blanketing the shore in north carolina . >> steve: pretty but deadly . we have live teem coverage on the coast. peter doocy in delaware and fox news meterologist maria molina is in the weather center. we'll start there and get the latest on sandy. >> good morning, everyone. sandy has continued to strengthen. hurricane hunters flying through the storm and found that the minimum central pressure lowered 596 milibar accident it is breaking records in the portion of the northeast as we make landfall and the winds have picked up at 85 miles per hour and more strengthening is forecast before sandy makes landfall. it could have maximum sustained winds then. and stronger gusts are always possible. it is not a hurricane, it is making a transition to a nor'east
at some of the images of wrath of sandy, a massive storm that started as a hurricane and has hammered the northeast and new england, major flooding. a lot of wind damage, and massivwer outages that could take days or longer to restore. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer. just talking in the last half hour how the sun came out. what a difference 20 minutes makes in midtown manhattan. >> two minutes ago we had a major downpour behind us, the wind picked up considerably, one of our cameras blew over, but if you look at the satellite image of the aftermath of sandy which is now just a mass of clouds and rain you see we for the next day or two, we'll be dealing with these kind of stray gusts of wind and rainstorms, so this is something i heard one forecaster say we'll deal with the high winds and the gusts of winds through tomorrow night into thursday, but, again, it did just get dark here, and we had a lot of rain over the last couple of minutes. >> tide still coming in, flo flooding, storm surge still a problem. >> the death toll from this storm has risen t
, a developing impact from sandy in our area, a leak at a water plant in maryland is sending about 2 million gallons of raw sewage rushing out every hour. this is all happening at the little pautuxent reclaimation plant in howard county. sky fox is over that scene right now. the overflow was caused by a power outage. bg and e has made the plant a top priority to get back online. there are no mandatory evacuations at this time. residents are asked to avoid the little pautuxent river, south of route 32. >>> in the meantime, hundreds of thousands of people in d.c., maryland and virginia are waking up in the dark this morning following sandy's arrival. here are the current numbers, dominion reports more than 103,000 customer out in northern virginia, about 21,000 pepco customers are without power, that number is down. bg and e has around 82,000 outages in montgomery, prince georges, howard and dutchess counties. novec, potomac edison and smeco, is that what people call it? are there is experiencing significant outages. >>> if you are headed out today, a reminder that metro is closed again this
press show." many ditch ways hurricane sandy has impacted this election both in terms of the physical impact and in terms of the message of the campaign. peter, we were talking during the break early voting is another way. it shut down campaign events. the state of maryland and other states have shut down early voting. and also think about -- there are a lot of polling places that are -- are either going to be wiped out or not ready in some coastal areas particularly parts of virginia, delaware, may have to find new polling places or whatever. across the board. >> a lot of people without power and not to make this too political but you look at swing states like virginia, a lot of people without power in virginia. 500,000 people without power in pennsylvania. obviously you've got new york and new jersey and the district of columbia and maryland. it is a week away. >> bill: another impact, too for the last four nights, certainly, the network news has started out the first 15 minutes has been about the stor
>>> we are he following some breaking news related to superstorm sandy. take a look at this measmsing pictures. at least 50 homes have been destroyed in raging fire in tweens queens, new york. this is the beach town of breezy point. basically one of the lowest points of new york city. -- take a look at these amazing pictures. the fire has gone for six alarms. we will keep you updated throughout the morning. superstorm sandy slam ad shore last night. at least 13 are reported dead. >> and over 5 million or in the dark. schools from virginia to maine are closed again today and there are states of emergency declared in eight states n new york city, transportation officials are worried about seawater flooding some of subways. >> another tough day for commuters ahead. once again, metrobus service and train service will not run this morning. an announcement on when service will be restored will be made later on today after metro is able to assess the damage from sandy. also, metro access service will remain suspended all day tuesday. now, customers can check metro service s
you all very much. a reminder, stay with nbc news all week for a special coverage of hurricane sandy and of course the election. that's all for today, we'll be back next week for our special election week brdcast live from nbc's democracy plaza in new york because if it's sunday, it's "meet the press." >>> developing right now on "first look." complete details moments away. >>> the storm is drastically changing president obama and mitt romney's campaign plans with eight days before america votes. >>> the san francisco giants are world series champions. i'm veronica de la cruz. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> this is d-day with hurricane sandy. waves are growing ever more om nis and the threat of storm surges from 4 to 11 feet high. this is the scene about 100 miles north of boston. hundreds of thousands have been told to evacuate in coastal a areas all the way into new england. the storm claimed 65 lives in the caribbean and has the potential to paralyze new york and other big cities. early this morning president obama has signed emergency declarations for connecticut, pennsylvani
live reports up and down the east coast as sandy continues to rip down power lines and flood streets and communities and cause those evacuations. >> we continue to watch this dangerous storm all long. the next hour of the cnn special coverage of the superstorm sandy begins right now. >>> it is now 3:00 in the morning here on the east coast. we have reporters up and down the east coast bringing us the latest developments all over how long. look how posteriorful it is, ripping down trees, crushing cars. at least 13 people dead. five in new york as we've said. the number now customers without power, up to 6.5 million. we've talked about this as a northeast and mid-atlantic storm but 23 states under high wind warnings are advisories right now. cnn estimates that the wind alone could cause damage upwards of $3 billion. already 67 people killed in the caribbean. >> and then take a look at this, what's become a fairly common scene, unfortunately. roads flooded. the water rising nearly above a lot of cars that are parked there. approximately seven, almost eight hours ago this histori
to be a pretty bad storm. >>> while you were sleeping, hurricane sandy downgraded to tropical storm sandy. the storm is still barreling north. damage to the campaigns could be catastrophic. >> of the 50 states affecting the president, these state could swing either way. the undecided states of america in focus. >>> she's walking and talking and asking for her school books. the miraculous recovery of the girl they could not kill. >>> rise and shine, saturday, october 27th. thanks for keeping us company. >> i'm victor blackwell. good to have you with us, as well. we begin with tropical storm sandy, which is slowly making its way towards the east coast. the storm is responsible for about two dozen deaths in the caribbean and now it's near florida. while sandy has been downgraded to a tropical storm, expected to regain strength this weekend. >> damage could top $3 billion, that's billion with a "b." the exact location of sandy's impact is still not known. really encouraging residents to prepare right now. several states of emergency including new york, pennsylvania, maryland. a limited state
de la cruz. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> this is d-day with hurricane sandy. waves are growing ever more om nis and the threat of storm surges from 4 to 11 feet high. this is the scene about 100 miles north of boston. hundreds of thousands have been told to evacuate in coastal a areas all the way into new england. the storm claimed 65 lives in the caribbean and has the potential to paralyze new york and other big cities. early this morning president obama has signed emergency declarations for connecticut, pennsylvania and rhode island, clearing the way for help from fema. let's get right to bill karins who has the latest forecast. what do you have? >> the storm has strengthened instead of 75 so that's very impressive that this storm continues to lower its pressure, even going over the cooler waters now and it's only about 386 miles away from new york city. it's actually moving at a pretty decent clip at 15 miles per hour so it's going to move in in a hurry. a lot of people are waking up looking outside. maybe it's not raining where you are and not that breezy as when you went t
's not over. mega monster storm sandy slamming our country with misery and devastation. the death toll has climbed to 48. in the last 24 hours more than 8 million without power from north carolina to virginia to new jersey to connecticut to maine. more than 15,000 cancelled flights, stranding passengers from coast to coast and even overseas they could not get home. the latest estimate, 20 billion dollars in property damage. now we all wish sandy would go away, but she is not. right now she's still a large storm now hitting her latest target, the midwest. in chicago the storm giving a whole new meaning to the windy city. dangerous winds, gusts slamming the lake front. in lake michigan, the surf is extremely high, massive waves crashing over the break wall. we'll have a live report from chicago in just a few minutes. meanwhile, in cleveland, ohio, sandy's rain-soaking roots an her pourful winds uprooted trees and knocked out power. in west virginia, a snowstorm burying that state. sandy bringing blizzard conditions. tonight people digging out from three feet of snow, and then on the east coa
>>> good morning, america. this morning, the superstorm. sandy, downgraded to a tropical storm overnight. but do not be fooled. forecasters say this is shaping up to be a once-in-a-lifetime event, with 66 million people in the bull's eye and possibly $15 billion in damage. our extreme team, live up and down the coast this morning. >>> weekend whirlwind. with sandy bearing down, president obama and mitt romney are going through battleground states for every vote. how is it that both guys are so confident? >>> extreme shoplifting. caught on tape. a suitcase filled with $1,000 in steaks. this guy hiding items in a neck brace. how the thieves are working in teams and making everything more expensive for you. ♪ happy birthday to you >>> and best birthday ever. we'll tell you how a mall worker convinced 1980s rock legend billy idol to play at his birthday party. this band went through extraordinary lengths, launching a two-year campaign to meet his idol. and we were there for the big night, exclusively for the payoff. >>> you learn something new every morning on this broadcast. i h
. >>> good morning. sandy's furry. the his ftorek storm delivers a crippling blow throughout the northeast. new jersey takes a direct hit. new york city especially hard hit. cabs floating down the street. subway tunnels floweded. a hospital evacuated overnight. tounds still under water in connecticut and long island and daylight is just beginning to reveal the full impact of it all, tuesday, october 30th. 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," tracking sandy, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. the damage from sandy is widespread and extensive. while the worst of it seems to be behind us, the storm is still having an impact all up and down the northeast. this was a stuation of choose your poison. some people got hit with devastating wind, others drenching rains. the storm surge did so much damage in some places it was all three of those. >> and exceeded even what forecasters had predicted, a terrible sto
on the latest on superstorm sandy. charlie: people are dead across seven states, more than seven million without power. three public transportation and homes are flooded. we will talk to governor of pennsylvania tom corbett about the impact on his state and recovery efforts. ashley: stock market closed for a second day because of the storm. first-time weather has caused that to happen since 1880. the new york stock exchange and nasdaq announcing they will be open tomorrow for regular trading operations. more on that coming up. melissa: one week until election day how will the northeast impact boating? neil cavuto will join us later in the hour. breaking news. hurricane sandy. you want to tell us where we are going? let's go to robert gray who is standing by in new york with more on this. robert: thanks very much. fluid situation out here, but we grab colonel paul owen with the u.s. army corps of engineers. thanks for joining us on fox business. talked to was a little bit about the situation. you are surveying lower manhattan and had a look around more of the city before we grab you here. how is
a local news update. >> we continue to track sandy. join us again at 9:00. get all your news at nbc washington.com when >>> good morning. tracking sandy. it's been downgraded to a tropical storm for now, but as the storm heads toward the east coast, experts warn it could rival the region's worst storm on record and wreak havoc for days. this morning, al roker has the latest on when sandy could make landfall. >>> ten days to go with the race for the white house in the final stretch. president obama and mitt romney crisscross the country, hitting key battleground states. but will sandy put a damper on their campaigning? >>> and he's bringing sorry back. just a week after he said i do, justin timberlake is saying "i apologize" to his fans. we'll tell you why. today is saturday, october 27th, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and andrea canning. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm andrea canning. so happy to be here. thank you for having me. >> great to have you. you bro
>>> good morning. breaking news. hurricane sandy lashing the east coast this morning from the carolinas into new england. the massive and dangerous system expected to cause life-threatening flooding, power outages and billions of dollars in damage. major cities like washington, d.c., philadelphiand new york, all brought to a halt, and things are about to get much worse today, monday, october 29th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," hurricane sandy, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie, and it is an anxious morning for folks up and down the east coast. hurricane sandy strengthened over the night. >> want to give you the information we know right now. sandy is a category 1 hurricane with wind speeds of 85 miles per hour. it's located about 285 miles east of cape hatteras, north carolina. emergency officials in new york city and washington, d.c. had taking unprecedented actions to de
hurricane, part nor'easter and all trouble. sandy rolls north. the brand new forecast track and how people are preparing. that's straight ahead. >>> thousands of runners take their mark and get set to run the marine corps marathon this morning. nbc 4 is near the starring line as the runners start riving. >> chuck will be out there. >>> welcome to news 4 today, everyone. >>> sandy is a big storm today. >> the storm is on track to collide with another weather system. eight states and the district have issued states of emergency. >>> tom kierein is in for chuck. >> swinging bands of heavy rain into the carolinas, southeastern virginia and right along the eastern shore and inland from delaware into now southern maryland, northern neck of virginia. they're getting bands of heavy rain. right now, category 1 hurricane with 75 mile per hour winds, latest track bringing it ashore somewhere in this cone of possibility. that would be anywhere from near ocean city all of the way up to long island. this is the zone where it would be likely coming in and it does look like the position that 2:00 p.m. on
down the coast this morning. >>> weekend whirlwind. with sandy bearing down, president obama and mitt romney are going through battleground states for every vote. how is it that both guys are so confident? >>> extreme shoplifting. caught on tape. a suitcase filled with $1,000 in steaks. this guy hiding items in a neck brace. how the thieves are working in teams and making everything more expensive for you. ♪ happy birthday to you >>> and best birthday ever. we'll tell you how a mall worker convinced 1980s rock legend billy idol to play at his birthday party. this band went through extraordinary lengths, launching a two-year campaign to meet his idol. and we were there for the big night, exclusively for the payoff. >>> you learn something new every morning on this broadcast. i had no idea that ron claiborne was a big billy idol fan. >> i am, indeed. and justin bieber fan. >> good morning, everybody. we want to get straight to the big story this morning. that superstorm. abc's meteorologist, ginger zee, is in florida, tracking what could be a once-in-a-lifetime event. >> sand
say the election should not be affected by sandy, but there are signs that may no longer be true and news just in from the cia. a new timeline of the events in libya. what it says about the administration's response. let's go "outfront." good evening. tonight, the wreckage. millions growing more desperate as they struggle to cope with the loss of homes, power and family in the wake of hurricane sandy. the u.s. death toll has risen to 88. 44 in new york state alone and the number continues to grow as many people are still missing. i spent the day on staten island where more have died in new york than anywhere else. some of the worst devastation is here and people told us they're not getting enough help as we visited some of the hardest hit areas with congressman michael brim, searchers discovered the body of two young boys. ageing 2 and 4, in the march. they were swept from their mother's arms. some were hoping for a miracle. there was no one today. >> we've confirmed four bodies. the two children they were looking for, they found the bodies. also in a different location, found an
in the wake of sandy. home after home submerged, police forced to carry out daring rooftop rescues in new york, while thousands of people are still stranded in new jersey. a striking view of the catastrophic damage live from above today, wednesday, october 31st, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," the aftermath of sandy with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm esgotry. it's one thing to see sandy's damage from the ground, but when you see it from the air it's truly striking. the magnitude of the loss is just stunning. >> it's sickening. right now natalie is over a helicopter in a dangerous situation in new jersey where another fire is burning. this has been a problem over the last couple of days. most likely that is storm-related. just north of seaside heights. first responders unable to reach the scene there. >> we'll check in with natalie in a bit but first the latest on sandy. death toll has risen to 65 peo
the night and throughout the early morning hours sandy has been living up to those expectations. i am heather childers. >> welcome to a brand-new hour of hour special storm coverage. this system is currently classified as a post tropical storm, but don't let that fool you. forecasters say you -- say you shouldn'tly letting your guard down. twisters are likely to follow restoring power to 500 million r weeks. the storm is expected to touch 50 million people before it is over. our meteorologist is standing by with the latest. >> you mentioned that post tropical storm thing. we talked about this a few hours ago. there was a big messaging mess up with this storm. this storm went through a bit of a transition. the national hurricane center forecasted it would go through a transition from a hurricane which is a warm core storm. it is a storm that feeds off warm ocean water to a normal midlatitude storm. the storm that comes off of the coast, and because of that they decided that they were not going to issue hurricane warnings because it wouldn't technically, meteor logically be a hurricane
for a powerful hit from hurricane sandy, as it barreled toward the east coast today. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we look at what state and local officials have done to prepare and examine why the storm is so large and dangerous. >> ifill: then, we turn to the presidential race, as the weather forces both candidates to cancel dozens of campaign stops. we get analysis from susan page and dan balz. >> woodruff: the political campaigns know more about you than you think. we have the first of two reports from hari sreenivasan on efforts to track voters online. >> this could be the year that digital strategies decide what is shaping up to be a razor-close election, but who is watching us and how much do they know about us? >> ifill: jeffrey brown talks with author bill ivey about his prescription for remaking america's democracy. >> well, i think what we need is to rediscover progressive values and put them forward. i'm arguing for not bigger government but i think different government. >> woodruff: and scott schaefer of public television's
their campaigns in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. today they were back on the trail in some key swing states. fox's doug mckelway reports. >> mellow, -- hello, wisconsin! >> reporter: both president obama and challenger mitt romney refocus now on campaigning. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. >> reporter: wisconsinwas once a state considered a lock for obama, but with polls showing a tightening race the president's appearance in green bay today is telling just how close this election could be. >> i'm really moved by your welcome. >> reporter: mitt romney appeared in another key battleground state addressing a crowd of window manufacturers in virginia. the former massachusetts governor slammed the president on private sector job creation while continuing to grow the federal government. >> he's been talking about how he's going to save big bird and then playing silly word games with my last name or first and then attacking me day in, day out. attacking me doesn't get people back to work. >>
events for virginia. sandy is expected to spawn heavy rain, storm surge, and eventually snow. dylan dryer has it all. a big report. >> a big report on a big storm, alex. it extends basically the size of it from boston to charlotte, north carolina. that say huge storm, and when it makes its wayon sho on onshore, affect that length of coastline. major events across the eastern seaboard. still a category to 1 storm. the 11:00 a.m. report has not changed. 573 miles directly south of new york city. it is still going to take that turn to the northwest and right now, we are already seeing wind gusts in salisbury, maryland, 33 miles per hour. 43 miles per hour gusts, and 45 to 55 across northeastern north carolina. that high is still locked in place, that cold front to our west is still stalled. that means that storm is still going to take that turn to the northwest. it's inevitable at this point and could make landfall as a category 1 storm or a post tropical storm. again, what it is is not that important. what you need to know is that this is a powerful storm and it is going to be at its peak m
sandy expected to bring life-threatening storm surge to the mid-atlantic coast. coming up, the latest forecast on the storm along with a live report. back in gainesville, gainesville, florida, clergy, congressmen, hip hop and gospel artists as well as civil rights activists have come together over the past few hours to get voters to the polls. just a short time ago i talked to a number of folks who have gathered here, nine days before election day. i asked them why they think this thing is going to be so close. >> i think the election here in florida is going to be one of these bush-gore deals. i look for it to be -- >> you're thinking recount? >> i don't know about recount, but -- >> we hope it's about more than 537. >> yes, yes. >> thank you. >> we'll get back to politics in a moment. right now, though, we turn to the latest on hurricane sandy and for that, we've got it all covered here. nbc meteorologist dylan dreyer with the forecast and white house correspondent mike viquiera standing by with the latest on the president who just got a briefing at fema headquarters. and nbc's than
this weekend as tropical storm sandy churns in the atlantic. sandy's downgrade from a hurricane was expected, but forecasts call for the storm to regain strength over the next few days. our george howell is on north carolina's outer banks. george, we can hear the wind. i heard with your mike test, what are you seeing out there? >> well, victor, good morning. yeah, we are definitely feeling the wind pick up here along the outer banks and the best evidence of that right behind me. you can see the choppy surf out here. obviously, no one out on this beach. this morning, victor, the possibility of rip currents out there. this is no place to be right now as this storm slowly moves toward us. in fact, we will feel the first band of this storm as it gets closer, the conditions out here will definitely deteriorate through the day. we know here along the eastern counties of north carolina several have declared states of emergency and there is a big concern today, victor, of flooding. mainly from storm surge but also from the rain that will come from the system. flooding, power outages, that's what peo
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